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Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
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Lots of problems
User: gtsaperstein from: Piedmont, California
Published Date: Aug, 7, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
We signed for the wait list for dinner and they gave us a buzzer to notify us when a table was ready. We said we were going to our room but they forgot to tell us the buzzers don't work in the rooms. After two hours of waiting, we went downstairs to the restaurant and they said they had buzzed us 30 minutes earlier, but of course the buzzer didn't work. After another hour, we go a table, but had to eat in the dark because there was no light above our table. Tonight, we called for a dinner reservation in the morning, but they said they couldn't take a reso by phone. We went on-line, which did not work at all, so we ate elsewhere. The AC in the room never worked, despite our asking for a repair and the toilet paper holder was broken. On the plus side, our room had a beautiful view of the parking lot.
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Fabulous Resort and Location, Terrible Food Service
User: Rockymtndreamer from: Denver, CO
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 7, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
My family of 4 stayed at Rush Creek for 4 days when visiting Yosemite. Resort was clean, elegant and has nice amenities like a game room and fire pit. We loved the pool. Super close to Yosemite. Our food experience was terrible. We went for breakfast our first day. Host and wait staff cranky. Service was dismal and food mediocre. All pricey. We tried dinner with better yet mixed results. Cioppiono was super salty. Other dishes fine. Again expensive. After those meals, we drove 22 miles to Groveland for our meals. Good food yet inconvenient to do all the driving. They have us sequestered at Rush Creek so really need to work on food experience. Had it been better, we have given 4 or 5 stars.

Nice but with some drawbacks
User: laurelk2019 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 4, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
We stayed at Rush Creek for a portion of our trip to Yosemite after staying at the Ahwahnee for a couple of nights. While the atmosphere of Rush Creek was great (lots of pool and play options during the day and evening) they could have spent more money on the beds and villa sound proofing. The Ahwahnee was small but the beds were amazingly comfortable and we didn’t hear a peep from any other guests. The Rush Creek mattress was uncomfortable (and crinkly sheets = terrible thread count) and we could hear every single step our upstairs neighbor took in their villa. I may have rethought staying there especially for the price.

Nice getaway
User: chk1 from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Aug, 4, 2020
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
This place is in a nice wooded setting and even with all the children it was pretty quiet. It’s is less than 20 minutes away from a park entrance so we spent the days hiking in Yosemite. The rooms were clean and you could tell they management was following safe and clean regulations. The restaurant is open but only has 19 tables, so if you want a sit down meal, make reservations, otherwise, you can order to go and take it somewhere to eat. The room was nice, the bed was comfy and the sheets were soft (I mention this in all reviews, it’s a thing). Bathroom and shower were a nice size, I should mention they have two baskets on shelves for you to put your clothes in, no drawers, dressers, etc. Nice outside porch to sit on, which was to have a forest view, too bad we had a view of some kind of big, metal box. All the staff we encountered were very nice. Now for the reasons for the one star drop. This is a BIG one to me. I saw a housekeeper cleaning a room with gloves but no mask. What is the point of sanitizing a room if you’re breathing, maybe coughing all over it? Definitely mentioned it to the front desk and was told that housekeeping services would be notified since they were supposed to be wearing a mask when in the rooms. The upstairs people sounded like they were bowling with boulders, so it was not very relaxing in the evening or first thing in the AM. There is WiFi, but it is spotty, so don’t count on it. Be sure to download anything you might want to do because at any point in time, you’re OS will be spinning and not getting content. The hubs didn’t have phone service the entire time we were there even when connected to WiFi. Also, there is no tv and they put that in their description, so don’t be surprised when you get there and don’t see one. Hence the “download your content”. Would definitely stay here again.
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Yosemite during COVID
User: Jesslights from: Berlin, New Jersey
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 3, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
We traveled to the Rush creek lodge during the pandemic. The staff and facility was amazing. At first we weren’t sure if we should travel but we were so happy we did. Everything was clean, the room turnover policy was shared with us and was impressive. Everyone was masked, dining was delicious and very staff was very attentive to our needs. The pool was great! Everyone stayed socially distanced. Yosemite was extraordinary without all the people that would normally be present during the summer! This trip was a welcome change to our pandemic vibe and I would highly recommend Rush Creek. Everyone was professional and you could tell that they cared! We will be coming back!

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